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Andrew McAlpine is a writer and teacher living in Northampton, MA. When he’s not gaming, he’s probably obsessing over poetry and music. He’s also a member of the Connecticut River Valley Poets Theater, where he writes, acts, and directs.

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Member Blogs A AndrewMcAlpine Updated April 11, 2019 1647   0

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Why our dumb, beautiful stories matter.
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Member Blogs A AndrewMcAlpine Updated March 27, 2019 2246   0

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More thoughts on failure, Blades in the Dark, and the reasons we're dumber alone than we are together.
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Staff Blogs A AndrewMcAlpine Updated March 20, 2019 3409   1

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On Blades in the Dark and the surprising joy of failure.
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Member Blogs A AndrewMcAlpine Updated February 19, 2019 3470   0
Let's take a gander into the future.
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Interviews A AndrewMcAlpine Updated January 31, 2019 1932   0
In this Q & A, I talk to celebrated game designer Jason Morningstar about his design philosophy, his company's embrace of the Drip platform, and the intersection of play, history, and politics.
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Rants & Raves A AndrewMcAlpine Updated January 23, 2019 3040   0
Y'all, what a year it's been.
Fugitive Card Game Review
 
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Board Game Reviews A AndrewMcAlpine Updated January 22, 2019 1646   0

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Fugitive is a master class in simplicity, a design so pared-down that its beating heart is laid bare on the table from turn one.
Andy's Industrial Opinion Factory #3 - Arkham Horror 3rd Edition, Heroes of Terrinoth, Keyforge
Staff Blogs A AndrewMcAlpine Updated January 22, 2019 1441   0
THE WORKERS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE FACTORY STOP THEY GOT THEIR HANDS ON A BUNCH OF NEW FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES STOP THEY’VE STOLEN MY ONE SONG REVIEW STOP PLEASE SEND HELP ASAP
Carta Impera Victoria Review
 
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Board Game Reviews A AndrewMcAlpine Updated January 22, 2019 994   0

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It's the beginning of the world as we know it.
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Board Game Reviews A AndrewMcAlpine Updated January 24, 2019 1141   0

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All the dice...half the excitement.
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